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Brisbane Festival 2017

9 September - 30 November

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Brisbane Festival has opened the portal to 22 days of wonder, unveiling the spectacular full program for September’s three-week city-wide celebration. With more than 60 events including five world premiere commissions, 11 Australian premieres, 25 Queensland premieres, and a star-studded lineup of international luminaries, Australian legends and homegrown heroes, Brisbane Festival is set to envelop the city in a sea of pink 9 – 30 September 2017.

Highlights include:

  • British megastars London Grammar
  • Megan Washington in concert with Queensland Symphony Orchestra
  • Australian rock legends Tex Perkins, Don Walker and Charlie Owens
  • Dead Puppet Society and Tim Sharp’s visual theatre extravaganza Laser Beak Man
  • Brisbane art-rock legends Regurgitator
  • indie sensations Angus and Julia Stone
  • ‘90s masquerade-ball rock show Young Hearts Run Free, featuring live performances of the entire soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s modern masterpiece Romeo + Juliet

The 22-day celebration crescendos Saturday 30 September with Australia’s longest fireworks celebration Sunsuper Riverfire igniting the city skyline for the 20th time.

For the full program of theatre, dance, music, circus, comedy, cabaret, visual art, film, and family entertainment, visit the Brisbane Festival website.

About Brisbane Festival

Brisbane Festival is one of Australia’s leading international arts festivals and Queensland’s largest cultural event, attracting an audience of more than one million people every year. Running 9 – 30 September 2017, Brisbane Festival delivers more than 500 performances per year, bringing together pioneering work from the world’s stages, Australia’s brightest artistic talent, and new commissions exclusive to the Festival. The three-week cultural celebration culminates in Australia’s longest fireworks display, Sunsuper Riverfire.


9 September
30 November
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